Practice type: Private
Specialties: Chronic pain, digestive conditions, general wellness, infertility, women’s health
Styles: Craniosacral therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
We both became acupuncturists for similar reasons, based on a desire to help people using natural medicine.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
We believe medicine is meant to be a collaboration among patient and multiple providers. We strive to offer acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in an authentically integrative setting. By partnering with our local hospital and cancer center, we have developed a strong network and community among physicians and other healthcare providers. We are part of a team at Montpelier Integrative Family Health, where providers meet regularly to learn from each other in order to provide the best quality care for our patients. Acupuncture, and all of Chinese medicine including herbs, massage, nutrition, and exercise, are helpful tools for wellness, but we believe that by integrating these tools into modern Western medical care we strengthen their effects.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
We enjoy introducing new patients to the benefits of acupuncture. We excel at explaining how this ancient medicine works, why it works, and what it can do for each individual. We provide gentle treatments and explain what we are doing as we go along. We also enjoy working with the whole family and often begin this journey by assisting with conception, then pregnancy, pre-labor, postpartum, and then treating the child.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
That it hurts. We provide demonstrations of acupuncture and people are always surprised by how painless the insertion is.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
Health often comes back to the basics—food, exercise, sleep, sunshine, and water. We recommend our patients check in with these health pillars when they feel out of balance. We both practice daily meditation for health. By teaching tai chi and qigong, we encourage our patients to do the same.
156 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602